How to Apply for a Student Loan

First-Time Borrowers

New borrowers and students who have not borrowed within the last year

ATTENTION: If you are completing this process for the 2020-2021 academic year, please wait until after June 1, 2020 to complete your application as well as the applicable documents below.

After being admitted to the college and submitting your FAFSA, you will receive award information from the Financial Aid office. Please complete the applicable steps below to process a student loan.

  1. Complete and return the Student Loan Amount Request Form.
  2. You are required to complete Entrance Counseling. You will be required to sign in using your student FSA ID.
  3. All students are required to sign a Federal Master Promissory Note (MPN). You will be required to sign in using your student FSA ID.

Returning Borrowers

If you have borrowed at UVA Wise within the last year

ATTENTION: If you are completing this process for the 2020-2021 academic year, please wait until after June 1, 2020 to complete your application as well as the applicable documents below.

  1. Complete and return the Student Loan Amount Request Form.

Parent Borrowers (a PLUS Loan)

ATTENTION: If you are completing this process for the 2020-2021 academic year, please wait until after July 1, 2020 to complete your application as well as the applicable documents below.

  1. Complete the PLUS Request Process. Sign in with a parent’s FSA ID.
  2. If your loan is approved, sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) with parent’s FSA ID
  3. Complete and return the PLUS Loan Amount Request Form.
  4. If your PLUS loan is denied, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional loan information.

Private Loans

Many banks offer private student loans. Rates and conditions vary, so it is wise to review several banks’ programs. Please contact the lender of your choice for instructions about applying. The Office of Financial Aid will certify the loan and it will be processed upon receipt of the funds. We can only certify loans for the total cost of attendance for the current academic year.